Burntwood Makery started with the encouragement of my friends & family. That encouragement continues to sustain me in times of self-doubt. It’s true that Burntwood is a business, but it’s more than just a way for me to earn an income; it also provides me with an opportunity to give back to my community. Throughout the month of December, 10% of all sales of Block & Tassel statement ties/necklaces will go to OUT Saskatoon.
OUTSaskatoon builds community for LGBTQ2S+ people of all ages and backgrounds. They provide peer support and counselling, queer-specific education and resources, outreach, social gatherings and events, community referrals, and sexual health services. In addition, they operate Pride Home, a long-term home for LGBTQ2S+ youth ages 16-21. Through these programs OUTSaskatoon supports body, mind and spirit within a growing and changing community.
They are sustained by dedicated volunteers, staff, and board members, as well as by partnerships with all levels of government, charitable organizations, community foundations, corporations, and individual stakeholders.
For more information, please visit www.outsaskatoon.ca.
I will be at the Flock & Gather Winter Wonders Handmade Market on December 1-2 at St Joseph’s parish hall on Broadway to kick off this giving campaign. If you are not local to Saskatoon but would like to purchase a statement piece, please visit the shop link or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.